Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and MacArthur Foundation Announce $2 Million in Funding for Juvenile Justice Programs
The majority of people in prison and jail have a substance use disorder. Despite the promise demonstrated by some treatment programs for people who are incarcerated, just a fraction of the people who need services for substance abuse receive it. Connecting people incarcerated to treatment programs proven to be effective, prioritizing resources for those nearing release, and encouraging community-based aftercare will ensure better outcomes for people released from prisons and jails, and the communities to which they return.
Providing answers on relevant topics concerning Mental Health, Health and Substance Abuse topics.
When it comes to information sharing between community health care providers and criminal justice health systems, according to Ben Butler of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, today’s “connectivity” landscape is reminiscent of the early days of cellphones.
As part of West Virginia’s justice reinvestment approach to controlling prison growth, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced in May the award of $1.26 million in grants to expand substance use treatment and services for individuals at risk of failing on probation or parole.
Congress took a significant first step toward continuing the work of the Second Chance Act today as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize the bipartisan bill.
The Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) today announced plans for a comprehensive analysis of Salt Lake County’s jail population in an effort to identify ways to reduce reoffense rates among people released from jail and design strategies to improve outcomes for the large portion of the jail population struggling with mental and/or substance use disorders.
At the April 29th hearing—“Law Enforcement Responses to Disabled Americans: Promising Approaches for Protecting Public Safety”—Director Denise O’Donnell of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) delivered statements about the department’s support for evidence-based practices and promising interventions for individuals with mental illnesses and/or disabilities who are involved with the justice system.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now accepting applications for access to confidential data for research purposes from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
This listening session will discuss criteria development for Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. The goal of Section 223 is to create certified community behavioral health clinics, which will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
This webinar will provide information on the use of swift and certain intermediate sanctions and its effects, as well as will highlight both a local and a statewide project that have implemented the model as part of their community supervision strategies.
The $2 million grant will be used to add new sites that will implement the Reclaiming Future model and pilot an intervention approach called Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).
This webinar explains and clarifies the issues related to allowable uses of federal Medicaid funds for incarcerated individuals, and provides an example of how corrections departments can leverage cost savings as a result.
This webinar discusses the impact of trauma, mental health challenges, and substance use on women and girls and their families and communities, as well as strategies to address its impact.
This webinar discusses how staff from multiple agencies can work together toward the shared outcomes of reducing recidivism and promoting recovery for people involved in the justice system.
This video is a webcast of the April 2014 conference, “Health Reform and Criminal Justice: Advancing New Opportunities,” cohosted by the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS) and the journal Health Affairs.
The National Reentry Resource Center hosted this webinar to assist organizations with their 2014 applications for the Adult Co-Occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders Second Chance Act grant.
Presented in collaboration with the Center for Health and Justice (CHJ) at Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can increase client engagement and retention by adopting a systems approach.
Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar assists users in navigating the complexity of reentry research available on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse.
Presenters review how adopting a “continuing care model” to treat substance use disorders can improve outcomes for individuals who are justice involved.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health and Services Administration provides an overview of behavioral health in the United States, with data provided by the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
The report, “Leading Change 2.0: Advancing the Behavioral Health of the Nation 2015–2018” provides the agency’s strategic plan for increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, expanding prevention efforts, promoting emotional health and wellness, increasing access to effective treatment, and supporting recovery.
This brief from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration highlights the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid dependence in drug courts.
This guide from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides tips for professional care providers and administrators in understanding the role of culture in the delivery of substance use and mental health services.
This resource hub from the Justice Research and Statistics Association contains the abstracts of reports produced by state Statistical Analysis Centers beginning in 2004, with links to full reports.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has developed a free smartphone app that provides parents, caretakers, educators, and others with information and support to address youth bullying.
This report from The Opportunity Agenda provides an overview of the U.S. public discourse on crime, the criminal justice system, and criminal justice reform.
This report from The Commonwealth Fund discusses strategies that states are using to promote integrated healthcare delivery as part of an effort to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care to Medicaid beneficiaries with co-occurring behavioral health conditions.
This fact sheet from the Office of National Drug Control Policy provides a summary of the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, its progress in drug reform policy efforts, and its continuing goals.
This report by the Human Rights Watch provides an overview of the Veterans Administration’s response to veterans who are struggling with drug and alcohol dependence. In addition, it also highlights three programs that use evidence-based models in an effort to [...]
County officials say a $5 million Pilot Program designed to help those fighting drug addiction has been successful.
Professionals working with the Treasure Valley’s mentally ill have plenty of ideas for how to better serve the growing number of under-treated people needing care. But most of those ideas require Idaho to increase spending on its strained mental health care system.
Fulton is in the Skill Building Unit, a small prison program in Washington state that has been attempting to better address the needs of this special population for the past year.
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will expand its efforts to help schools better identify and respond to mental health issues among youth through a $1.9 million federal grant program.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Montgomery County Juvenile Court, South Community Inc., along with the support of the Ohio Department of Youth Services, hosted a community overview to kick off the expansion of much needed outpatient adolescent substance abuse and co-occurring treatment in the community! South Community, Inc., a private behavioral health group, and Montgomery County Juvenile Court collaborated to bring the program, The Seven Challenges, to the area.
Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court is adding a second Drug Court that will focus on helping those with addictions related to mental health issues.
A new program to provide support for child and adolescent substance abusers is coming to Montgomery County .South Community, Inc., a private behavioral health group, and Montgomery County Juvenile Court collaborated to bring the program, the Seven Challenges, to the area
There’s a high success rate with drug courts. The state now has an Office of Drug Court Compliance to make sure the more than 40 courts are operating effectively.
The St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners has authorized onetime funding of $35,000 to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office to provide for Correctional Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Services for female inmates at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. These services will utilize a trauma informed approach linking to community outpatient and/or residential care as needed which will be provided by Walden.
Pulaski County is one of three Virginia school divisions chosen for a pilot program to train public school teachers and employees to recognize mental health issues in students and link them with appropriate services.